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Happening In September

 

September is quickly slipping away and before we know it we are in October. Guess it is as the saying goes, when you are busy time sure flies. You could say we are quite busy with all the activities surrounding this month as it’s our Birthdayyy!!! Well it feels like it’s a birthday as we are all excited about Independence. Yes! September is the month of our Independence, Saturday 19th to be exact. A milestone in our walk to prosperity some may say or even a nation bound for greatness. Whatever your take on it, I am sure as a nation we are all happy to be free of outside directives. Independence is a time when we reflect on our past, the journey to our present and the predications for the future. This year’s theme “United In Building a stronger Nation” can remind even the youngest resident of just how far the nation has come over the past 30 years and instil that drive to continue building and advancing the nation. Okay!! Sorry I have been holding back my excitement, people St. Kitts sweeeet and Nevis niceee. We nation moving on and like we ole people use to say “me luw me land”. Look at how the national colours are creatively used to decorate everything. I mean inside the stores, on the buildings, on the people, in our hairs, on our nails. I am talking about the colours of our flag: the green – for our rich fertile soil, the yellow – for our year round sunshine, the black – for our African heritage, the white stars – symbols of hope and liberty and the red – for our struggle from slavery through colonialism to independence. Talk about national pride with our motto “Country Above Self” we stand as many hands forming one nation our beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis.

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St. Kitts and Nevis, pioneering the way forward for Caribbean nations. I personally want to say Happy Independence 32 to St. Kitts and Nevis you are a nation among nations. St. Kitts I love you, love you all the time. Me nah know bout you but me love St. Kitts and Nevis bad.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Mangoes!

When you think of the Caribbean, you will probably fantasize about the exotic women, beautiful beaches and the fruits of its labor… (Literally). Our sweet, juicy treasures are always a symbol for the Caribbean- whether it’s pineapples, coconuts, or MANGOES.

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Yes. Sweet, sweet mangoes. What better time to talk about mangoes than mango month? These delectable golden fruits are one of the many jewels in our federation but did you know that there isn’t just one type of mango? (If you didn’t know just keep that thought to yourself.) There are actually over 400 different varieties of mangoes, but in St. Kitts and Nevis, these are the main ones that should be on your mind- Polly, Grafted and Nevis Mangoes.

Mango

Polly mangoes are one of the smaller mangoes and they tend to get stuck in your teeth, but does that stop us from eating them? Heavens no! For some reason, we go through the torture of pulling the remains from the crevices of our teeth because, well… they’re just that darn good!

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Grafted Mangoes are much larger in size and the aromatic smell basically scents the whole room. With all of the sniffing you’ll be doing, you’ll swear you were in a Free-breeze commercial. Grafted Mangoes are also one of the messier mangoes, but that’s one of the reasons why we love them!
Grafted

Even though St. Kitts has the title “Sweet Sugar City”, Kittitians themselves, along with Nevisians, swear that Nevis has THE BEST mangoes. Period. They’re just sooo sweet and juicy! However, some debate that Rosy cheek mangoes should hold the title as “The Best Mangoes” for the same reason, but these are just mere preferences. Why don’t you be the judge? Come on down to St. Kitts and Nevis and experience them all for yourself.

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